Category Archives: Debt


Clarify Your Values: The First Step to Reach Financial Greatness

Guest Post by Brian Nelson Ford, Founder and President of 8 Pillars Financial Education Company If you have ever created a budget without it being based on your values, chances are it didn’t work. Understanding what you truly care about … Continue reading

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Measuring ROI: Using the Payback Approach

Guest post by Jon Allen, Chief Compliance Officer, Bank of American Fork   The goal of financial management in a company is to maximize the value of the company’s stock.  Managers need ways to determine whether a project being considered … Continue reading

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Why Debt Can Be Good for Your Business

Guest post by Dale Gunther Someone once said, “Debt is a useful servant but a ruthless master.” In my business and personal life, these words have stuck with me and I have always been careful in taking on debt. Back … Continue reading

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Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

Chances are you are among the nearly 80 percent of Americans who will receive a refund from the IRS this year. With the 2011 average return being $2,913, you may find yourself with a large chunk of change. Before dreaming up all … Continue reading

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Offset College Costs with Utah Scholars Program

State program offers scholarships for good grades Looking for ways to offset your child’s college expenses? Utah Scholars offers scholarship options for high-school students who complete the following core course of study, shown in comparison to state graduation requirements: Utah … Continue reading

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Dealing With Default

Guest post by Dale Gunther, Vice Chairman of the Board, People’s Utah Bancorp The economy continues to improve, but many  businesses are still struggling—some to the point of being unable to repay a loan. If you are experiencing or may … Continue reading

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Managing Your Mortgage: Good Practices for Homeowners

Courtesy FDIC Consumer News For many Americans who have a mortgage, their house is their primary investment. And just as a home requires routine inspection and maintenance, so does a home mortgage. Here are ways to manage a mortgage and … Continue reading

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Using Credit Cards Wisely

Guest post by Dale Gunther ‘Tis the season when holiday cheer fills the air—and consumers begin wracking up the charges on their credit cards as Christmas shopping commences. After all, credit cards are more convenient than carrying around large wads … Continue reading

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Free Financial Wellness Seminar – Nov. 17

Free Financial Wellness Seminar – Presented by Brian Ford, president, 8 Pillars Financial Education Company Thursday, Nov. 17, 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Location: Bank of American Fork, Riverton Branch 2691 West 12600 South Riverton, UT 84065 Bank of American Fork is … Continue reading

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Declare Your Independence From Debt

The average U.S. household carries nearly $15,788 in credit card debt, according to the Federal Reserve. This and other consumer debt can weigh consumers down and prevent them from building adequate savings. If you’re bogged down by bills, use these … Continue reading

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